Corona Rules Villa Hügel
Wearing a medical mask (FFP2, alternatively surgical mask) is compulsory in the interior rooms of Villa Hügel!
Due to a marathon event at Lake Baldeney, we recommend that you access Villa Hügel via the “Haraldstraße” entrance.
Mon, 3 Oct. – Villa Hügel and park open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Thu, 13 Oct. – Sat, 15 Oct. – Villa Hügel Great House closed, Krupp Historical Exhibition open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fri, 21 Oct. – Grand House Villa Hügel closes at 5 p.m., Krupp Historical Exhibition open until 6 p.m.
Sat, 22 Oct. – Villa Hügel Great House closes at 5 p.m., Krupp Historical Exhibition open until 6 p.m.
Tue, 1 Nov. – Villa Hügel and park open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
For further changes see our calendar.

Current information

The park and Villa Hügel will remain open. For the time being, the park can be visited with an admission ticket and the handing in of the data collection sheet.

Please read our corona protection information before your visit!  to the ticketshop

Due to corona restrictions, no private or public tours will be offered for the time being. Villa Hügel guides are available on site on weekends and public holidays to answer individual questions about the history of Villa Hügel, the company and the Krupp family. Please do not hesitate to approach them.

We thank you for your understanding that the Villa Hügel guide cannot accompany you on your tour of the house.



Opening times

Villa Hügel

Tuesdays to Sundays from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Krupp Historical Exhibition

Tuesdays to Sundays from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm



Tuesdays to Sundays from 9.30 am to 7.00 pm. Closed on Mondays.

Sometimes Villa Hügel is closed. Please have a look into the calender.


Cash only!

Adults & children 14 and older Euro 5,00
Annual ticket Euro 50,00
Employees of thyssenkrupp
& the Alfried Krupp Hospital

Corona note: Private and public group tours are offered.
Groups (> 20 persons) are requested to reserve in advance.

School groups

Corona note: There are currently no guided tours for school classes!
School groups can only visit Villa Hügel in conjunction with a guided tour.

How to find us

Guides tours

Tours given by third parties without an official permit are forbidden.

Guided Tours don’t take place for the time being.

The Villa Hügel was the residence of the Krupp family. You may visit the house and park during opening hours and participate in our group tours. Our guides take you on a journey through the multi-layered history of the Krupps to give you an overview – or, in the case of our special theme tours, a deeper look – at both the family and the enterprise. Our tours of the park point out unusual features, exotic treasures and examples of local beauty in the expansive, hill-covered grounds.

Would you like to book a private group tour? Please reserve in advance and specify your language preference. We offer tours in German, English, French and Dutch. Or consult our calendar to see if a tour is available on your preferred date. We recommend booking well in advance.

Of course, we also offer public guided tours every Sunday starting at 11.00 am, 12.30 pm, and 2.00 pm. There is no pre-registration: visitors can purchase tickets on site.



Kulturstiftung Ruhr
Visitors Service

Villa Hügel
Hügel 1
D – 45133 Essen


Phone: +49 201 61 62 917
Fax: +49 201 61 62 911




Admission & pricing
Category Price
Adults Euro 5,00
Childen 14 and older Euro 5,00
Employees of thyssenkrupp  &
Alfried Krupp Hospital
Free admission (with employee ID)
School groups Free admission (reservation required)
Teachers Euro 5,00

Please note: Admission tickets and tour group fees must be paid in cash.


Are disabled parking spaces available?
The main car park in front of the Villa Hügel contains two parking spaces for guests with Disabled ID.

Is the museum accessible for wheelchair users?
The public areas are accessible for wheelchairs by using a lift. There are two ramps at the front of the house to facilitate entry with a wheelchair. Only the rooms containing temporary exhibitions are not completely accessible.

Please note: Parts of the entrance area include historical pavement which may limit accessibility. The Hügel Park contains slopes and some unpaved paths.

Are disabled-accessible toilets available?
Both the Main House and the Krupp Historical Exhibition contain disabled-accessible toilets.




Food & drink

Food and drink may not be consumed inside the buildings.

How to find the Villa Hügel: Directions & Parking

Are you arriving by car?
Leave the motorway A52 at exit 27 ‘Essen-Haarzopf’ or 28 ‘Essen-Rüttenscheid’, then follow signs for ‘Villa Hügel’. GPS: Haraldstrasse, 45133 Essen

Ample parking spaces and two marked parking spaces for visitors with disability cards are available on the Villa Hügel grounds.

Are you arriving by train?
Take the S-Bahn S6, which runs between Essen Main Station and Köln-Worringen, to the ‘Essen-Hügel’ stop, then follow the signs on the footpath. (approx. 300 m) Note: Please be aware that the rail stop is not disabled accessible. Further information:

Are you arriving by public transport?
Take the Essen tram line 107 or 108 to ‘Frankenstraße’ and from there bus line 194 to the ‘Zur Villa Hügel’ stop. (approx. 1,500-m walk
Further information:



We appreciate your understanding that dogs and other pets are not allowed on the grounds of the Villa Hügel, including inside cars. Excepted from this rule are service dogs accompanying their owners (for example seeing-eye dogs).



Photography & filming
  • A personal souvenir photo, a short video with hill background? For private purposes, photography is of course permitted both inside the buildings and outside – but really exclusively for private purposes. The entire site, including the buildings, is a listed building due to its historical significance and architecture. You are therefore not allowed to use a flash or other external light sources, a tripod or a selfie stick. Have you observed all this? Then nothing stands in the way of publication on social networks (such as Facebook or Instagram).

    Professional bloggers and influencers are exempt from this.

  • Impressive drone pictures of Villa Hügel? Sorry, but drone footage is not permitted.
  • Commercial filming and photography in the park or Villa Hügel? Advertising shoots, tourism projects, exhibition projects, photos for print or online publications or fashion shoots, etc. unfortunately cannot take place on the grounds or in the buildings.
  • Professionally organised shoots or projects with public interest? Permits will also not be issued for blogs, school or university projects, art projects, freelance filming, weddings.
  • Are there any exceptions? In individual cases, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation, as the owner, grants special permits for projects that fulfil the spirit of the foundation and have a non-profit character. Applications can be submitted at
Restaurant & café

There is no food service available on the Villa Hügel grounds. However, there are various restaurants and cafés located near Lake Baldeney.

Tours - overview

All prices are plus price of admission

Tour Duration Price plus admission Max. numer of participants
Public tour
Sundays 11.00 am, 12.30 pm and
2.00 pm
60 min. Euro 3,00 per person
General tour
Villa Hügel (Standard)
90 min. Euro 60,00 20
General  tour
Villa Hügel (short)
60 min. Euro 50,00 20
Krupp Historical Exhibition 60 min. Euro 50,00 20
Theme tour incl. introduction to the Krupp story 90 min. Euro 70,00 15
Theme tour without introduction to the Krupp story 60 min. Euro 60,00 15
Park tour (short) 60 min. Euro 60,00 20
Park tour (long) 120 min. Euro 80,00 20
Park tour park & house 120 min. Euro 80,00 20
School groups 60 min. price upon request 25
Foreign language surcharge Euro 10,00